The Middlesex district #15 and its Ladies Auxiliary are pleased to announce that the entry of their Voice of Democracy Competition winner placed third in the Department of Massachusetts VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary Voice of Democracy Competition.

Ciara Kay of Townsend, a senior at North Middlesex Regional High School, who was sponsored by Townsend VFW Post #6538 and Pepperell VFW Post #3291 and their Ladies Auxiliaries, received a $1,000 scholarship and $150 in cash from the state VFW Ladies Auxiliary for that accomplishment at the Department of Massachusetts VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen Banquet held at the Milford Double Tree Hotel on Jan. 13.